Charlotte vs Denver – A Tale of Two Cities – How the Super Bowl 50 Cities Match Up…
From the days, hours, and minutes leading up to the Big Game, the differences between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be analyzed countlessly. But what about the two cities the teams represent?
Charlotte’s metro population (Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia MSA): 2,380,314, according to Census Bureau estimates for 2014.
Denver’s metro population (Denver-Aurora-Lakewood MSA): 3,011,536, according to Census Bureau estimates for 2014.
Year the Carolina Panthers were founded: 1995
Year the Denver Broncos were founded: 1959
Charlotte’s elevation: 748 feet,according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Denver’s elevation: 5,280 feet.
Charlotte’s Fortune 500 companies: Seven
They are, in order: Bank of America Corp., Lowe’s Cos. Inc., Duke Energy Corp., Nucor Corp., Sonic Automotive Group Inc., Sealed Air Corp., and Domtar Corp. Additional headquarters include Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Cheerwine and Sundrop.
Denver’s Fortune 500 companies: Nine
They are, in order: Arrow Electronics Inc., Dish Network Corp., DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., Liberty Interactive Corp., Ball Corp., Newmont Mining Corp., Level 3 Communications, Western Union Co., and CH2M.
FYI, The Panthers are favored to beat the Broncos by 6 points.
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